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Trade war

Taiwan chipmaker UMC's pullback hurts China self-sufficiency plans

Beijing's dream of mass-producing semiconductors still reliant on outside help

A semiconductor plant in Anhui Province. President Xi Jinping's goal of achieving chip self-sufficiency faces resistance from the U.S., whose actions are spurring foreign companies to rethink their China plans.   © Reuters

BEIJING/TAIPEI -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's campaign to foster a self-reliant semiconductor industry has hit another obstacle as Taiwanese chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp. scales back cooperation with a Beijing-backed partner over tensions with the U.S.

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